“X-Men: Days of Future Past”

“X-Men: Days of Future Past”

Alone among the major comic book film franchises, the X-Men flicks have been able to navigate seven films now without pressing the “reboot” button on any of its major characters. Think of the redundancy of the new Spider-Man films, the cringeworthy Bana-to-Norton-to-Ruffalo saga of the Hulk. Meanwhile, you still have Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier, […]

Touchy Subject: Local Rockers Touchy Touchy Arrive on the Scene

Touchy Subject: Local Rockers Touchy Touchy Arrive on the Scene

Those starving for fresh, homegrown music should have a taste of Touchy Touchy. The Augusta natives have been picking up speed — and fans — with their energetic garage rock since forming just over six months ago. Touchy Touchy’s heavy but nuanced sound has landed them gigs this past winter alongside such acts as Futurebirds […]

“Godzilla”

“Godzilla”

The last time we saw Godzilla, 16 years ago, he was a fleet, raptoresque creature arriving in New York for no real reason other than to re-enact “Jurassic Park” in Madison Square Garden. The movie was, in a word, gawdawful, a paint-by-numbers hack job that, if you get high enough on a rainy Sunday to […]

“The Raid 2″

“The Raid 2″

“The Raid 2,” a martial arts epic so ultraviolent and spectacular it arrives almost as a surprise in American theaters, will surprise no one who saw its predecessor, “The Raid: Redemption,” with its audacity and ferocity. However, if you missed out on everyone’s favorite Indonesian shoot-’em-up cop classic in 2011, then you might need a […]

“Muppets Most Wanted”

“Muppets Most Wanted”

“Muppets Most Wanted” begins with a song-and-dance number spoofing the fact the Muppets are making another sequel and hinting on the sly that “the sequel’s never quite as good.” Alas, despite several shameless laughs and a terrific villain Muppet (a sinister Kermit doppelganger named Constantine) it doesn’t quite have the heart of 2011′s “The Muppets,” […]